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Good News From Riga

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"Your parents know that somebody is spying on them? Why doesn't your father rip down the microphone?"

"He's proud of it."

"Proud? It's an outrageous intrusion!"

"Father says: better spied on than not worth spying on."

Jonathan Falla's sixth novel is a startling and creepy tale of exiles living in ruined factories in a city determined to ignore their presence. Until, that is, a well-meaning but naive doctor gets involved, and the political situation becomes both bizarre and murderous.

  Praise for Jonathan Falla's previous work:

"Compelling and tragically relevant." BBC Radio 4.

"A mature storyteller in full command of his craft."  Scottish Review of Books (Glasgow).

"The tensions brooding beneath the surface gloss of wonderfully incongruous humour keep one's nerves constantly a-jangle before exploding."   City Limits (London).

"An outstanding novel."  Sunday Times (London).

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